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UAE Exchange has announced the rebranding of its Africa operations as Unimoni. According to the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Finablr, Promoth Mangath, the new name Unimoni is short for Universal Money, and it reflects the company’s aspiration to strengthen its global presence and provide a broader spectrum of innovative financial services to its customers.

Mangath revealed that Unimoni will be present in 14 African countries by the year 2020 and plans to develop a healthy pipeline of digital payment solutions designed to cater for the specific needs of African countries.

In his words:

“We have earmarked $100 million in investments to support our growth and expansion efforts in Africa over the next decade. As Unimoni, we will facilitate seamless and connected experiences for our customers and pave the way towards sustainable development and inclusive growth of the various African markets.”

Speaking about the future expansion plans for its Africa operations, Allen Semboze, Regional Head Africa, Unimoni, said:

“The next few years are going to be very eventful for us at Unimoni, as we set out to achieve our ambitious growth strategy. We are in advanced discussions with various ecosystem partners including Mobile Network Operators and aggregators to develop new money transfer solutions.

“These services will be available in four of our seven markets in Africa by the second half of 2018.

Semboze said they are developing digital capabilities that includes an online remittance platform, a white-label solution for corporate customers and online forex solution.

Unimoni (formerly UAE Exchange in Africa) is a global provider of money transfer, foreign exchange, and payment solutions. The brand facilitates the seamless movement of money across geographies, currencies, and channels with a focus on delivering convenience, speed, and value to its customers.

Finablr is a holding company which brings together category-leading global financial services brands under one network. With technology innovation at its core, Finablr seeks to drive the agenda of financial enablement and empowerment through R&D efforts, industry ecosystem engagements, investments, and potential acquisition.

Fikayo has a degree in computer science with economics from Obafemi Awolowo University. ITIL v3 in IT service management. An alumnus of Daystar Leadership Academy. Prior to joining Nairametrics had stinct in Project management, Telecommunications among others. Also training in Consulting and Investment banking from Edubridge Academy. He has very keen interest in Politics, Agri-business, private equity and global economics. He loves travelling and watching football. You can contact him via fikayo.owoeye@nairametrics.com


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